Scotland first minister delivers formal request to U.K. PM May
President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday appealed the latest court ruling against his revised travel ban to the same court that refused to reinstate the original version. A day earlier, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii handed the government its latest defeat by issuing a longer-lasting hold on Trump's executive order. Watson's decision came after the Department of Justice argued for a narrower ruling covering only the ban on new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries.
Law enforcement officials from two departments say they received phone calls about a pickup driving erratically shortly before a collision between a truck and church bus in southwest Texas that killed 13 people returning from a retreat. One man called the dispatch line just past noon Wednesday to report that a white Dodge pickup was swerving on the road, Uvalde police Lt. Daniel Rodriguez said Thursday. "(The caller) was scared (the pickup driver) was going to cause an accident and asked us to send deputies," Rodriguez said.
Growing up in Campbellton, the Dewar brothers admit they didn't appreciate their father's contribution to Canada's history. Bob Dewar said he knew two things about his dad, Oliver Dewar. Oliver Dewar and his three brothers, Les, Daniel and John, all fought at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.
A collection of 150 works of Canadian art will boldly go where no paintings have gone before, thanks to some creative Calgarians. The first payload of art will be shot up aboard the Austral 2017 stratospheric balloon from Alice Springs, Australia, in the coming days. The RumbleSat Art in Space Mission — part performance art, part science project — is being made possible by the co-operation of Canada's space program.
Argentina suspended Canadian mining company Barrick Gold on Thursday after the firm admitted to a new spill at a mine in the Andes mountains, its third in two years. Barrick said Wednesday that a pipeline at its Veladero gold and silver mine had sprung a leak the day before, spilling liquid used in the mining process. It insisted there were no toxic chemicals in the spill, but environmental groups called for the company to be banned.
A posthumous album is set for release from Lemmy, the gravelly-voiced, hard-living frontman of metal band Motorhead, the producer of the project said. Jim Voxx, the guitarist of German hard rockers Skew Siskin whose music was championed by Lemmy, said that the Motorhead leader had been working periodically on the solo album since 2003. "When Lemmy got ill, we stopped working on it, but the recordings were all done," Voxx told online station MetalTalk Radio in an interview aired Wednesday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne say Ottawa and the province are each investing more than $100 million to support a $1-billion partnership with Ford Canada, which Wynne says will create 300 jobs in Ontario.
The panel was created after it was revealed there had been little action in the case of Serenity, a four-year-old girl who died more than two years ago while in kinship care despite concerns from her birth mother that she was being mistreated. Wildrose member Jason Nixon said the panel is supposed to make recommendations on how death reviews are conducted, but members can't talk about specific cases that have been reviewed previously. Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark said the panel is also hampered by child-care workers who seem to have "closed ranks" and appear afraid to express any concerns they might have about the system.
"All skill levels are welcome to apply. Viau added that artists can submit only two pieces. What ultimately gets displayed at the modern library will be peer-reviewed and determined by a committee, said Viau.
Spacewalking astronauts carried out an impromptu patch job outside the International Space Station on Thursday, after losing a vital piece of cloth shielding when it floated away. As the drama unfolded, Peggy Whitson set a record for the most spacewalks by a woman — eight — and the most accumulated time spent spacewalking — just over 53 hours. The bundled-up shield somehow came loose as Whitson and Shane Kimbrough worked to install micrometeorite protection over a spot left exposed when a new docking port was relocated.
A teacher in Coral Harbour, Nunavut, says he's been suspended after posting a photo online of himself and an ex-girlfriend depicting an ISIS beheading. Moses Suzuki is a Grade 9 teacher at Sakku School in the community of about 900 people. Last weekend Suzuki posted a photo on a community Facebook page of his face pasted over American journalist James Foley's, and an image of his ex-girlfriend standing next to the Islamic State militant who executed the reporter in 2014.
A new report from B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth sharply criticizes federal funding models for Indigenous youth services in the province, saying they make Indigenous children more likely to end up in foster care. The report examined the funding of delegated Aboriginal agencies (DAAs): organizations that provide youth and child services to Indigenous communities around the province.
An electronics recycling program aimed at keeping old and unused products out of landfills is now available in New Brunswick. The Electronic Products Recycling Association, or EPRA, a not-for-profit, industry-led organization, launched the free drop-off program on Thursday. Residents and businesses will now be able to take electronic waste, such as computers, printers, TVs, and cellphones, to one of 40 authorized drop-off centres across the province, at no charge.
Some Mexico City commuters are having an uncomfortable experience after a seat containing a moulded penis was installed in one of the city’s metro cars as part of an awareness campaign to combat sexual harassment and violence. “It’s uncomfortable to sit here but it doesn’t compare with the sexual violence that women suffer in their everyday lives,” a sign above the seat explains.
Premier Brad Wall says he's done nothing wrong in inviting energy companies in Calgary to pull up stakes and move corporate jobs to Saskatchewan. "This is my job, to try to attract permanent new jobs to the province and to try and improve the corporate presence," Wall said. In the letter, the oil and gas company is offered incentives to move to Saskatchewan.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has announced $9.11 million to help Ontario First Nations raise children in healthy and safe environments. "It's always the case that First Nations have do a $500 job with $200," Madahbee said. Eligible First Nations will start receiving the money on April 1, and Bennett said they can spend it on their own terms.
A Halifax man wants airlines to warn families that parents are not allowed to sign the passports of their young children, after his vacation plans were stalled when his six-year-old daughter wasn't allowed on a plane. On Wednesday night, Air Canada refused to let Ahmad Hussein's daughter Mariam fly from Halifax to Washington, D.C., because he had signed her Canadian passport. Hussein said he'd been told to do so by an American customs official during a previous trip. If airlines are beginning to enforce a government of Canada rule that parents cannot sign the passports of their children, then they need to warn passengers, he said.
An Ohio man says Detroit rap-metal group the Insane Clown Posse and member Joseph Bruce used a poem he wrote without his consent. Stanley Gebhardt filed the copyright infringement suit Tuesday in federal court in Detroit. Gebhardt's attorney, Michael Dezsi, tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/2oCXtwB ) his client learned in 2015 that a video of Bruce reciting the poem had been posted on YouTube.
Rio de Janeiro prosecutors are seeking a 20,000-reais ($6,400) fine for pop star Justin Bieber, currently on tour in Brazil, for unauthorized wall-tagging of a historic hotel in 2013. Judge Rudi Baldi Loewenkron reopened the case on March 21 at the request of the Rio public prosecutor's office, which wanted the Canadian singer to be informed of his crimes when he returned to Rio early Wednesday. The prosecutors proposed that Bieber pay the fine by making a donation of goods or food to the National Cancer Institute.